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Warsaw. Restoration works in the church at Krakowskie Przedmieście

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In the church of Of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, conservation and restoration works are underway in the cast iron buildings. The city allocated a subsidy of PLN 98,000 for this purpose.

According to the capital city hall, this year the comprehensive conservation of the interior of the Carmelite Church at Krakowskie Przedmieście 62 is being continued. “Currently, work is underway on the cast-iron balustrades of the gallery, richly decorated with floral motifs, placed in the first half of the 19th century on the longer walls of the church. also the old charm of the cast-iron wall-mounted pulpit from the same period “- we read in the announcement of the town hall.

The works have been going on for six years

During the subsequent changes in the interior of the temple in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the cast iron elements were repainted several times. Recently, they have been a cream color. According to the conservator’s research, they were originally black. They will also regain this color after the completion of the works.

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Conservation work also includes a wooden canopy of the pulpit decorated with a lambrequin (decorative fabric) and a carved dove – a symbol of the Holy Spirit. The city allocated a subsidy of PLN 98,000 for the maintenance and restoration of cast-iron structures (pulpits, balustrades, consoles) in the church.

The Town Hall reminds that restoration works, co-financed by the city, are underway in the church of Of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary from 2016. In recent years, restorers worked on the painting decorations of the vault. On the walls, they unveiled frescoes from the times of the bare Carmelite nuns from the first half of the 18th century, which were painted over in the 1960s. They also preserved oil paintings, painted above the galleries, directly on the plaster, from the second half of the 19th century.

Restoration works in the church of Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin MaryUM Warsaw

He survived the war without major damage

Church of Of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Krakowskie Przedmieście is known as the Res Sacra Miser chapel. The temple was built in 1664, when Helena Lubomirska donated part of the palace to the monastery. It is an object of exceptional artistic and historical value, especially as it is one of the few churches in Warsaw that survived the war without major damage.

We also informed entering into the register of monuments of the Zborski villas:

Zborskich villa entered in the register of monuments MWKZ

Main photo source: UM Warsaw



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